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In Spain, Social Entrepreneurship is Finding Strength

On Friday, October 21, 2011 Bill Drayton joined the ranks of Nelson Mandela, Bill and Melinda Gates, and the World Health Organization in receiving the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. The award, referred to as the Spanish Nobel, is an annual recognition of one person or organization for a global contribution to humankind.

As Drayton arrived in Spain for the award ceremony, there was a surge of media coverage and events focused on social entrepreneurship.

A Starfish Saved

A little over half way through the Young Champion program and it seems I’ve already received my blessings. Though the reasons that brought me back to Ethiopia were not the most desirable, my time here has proven more invaluable than I had ever dreamed. Flying to India, I recall preparing my mind for whatever awaited. I wanted to remove any preconceived notions so I could take in the reality of !ncredible India. I’m now certain that it was this mind state that made the transition that much easier.

Fast Company: Investing in Post-Conflict Startups to Save the World

Last week, Fast Company published an article on the importance of investing in post-conflict zones to kick-start the local economy, foster entrepreneurship, and reduce the chances of a relapse. As the article states:

Girl Em(power)ment: Laurel Touby, Leslie Harris and Sheila Krumholz Speak with Changemakers about Women, Tools and Technology

In case you missed the Changemakers.com Twitterview podcasts with Mediabistro founder Laurel Touby, Center for Democracy + Technology CEO Leslie Harris and Center for Responsive Politics Executive Director Sheila Krumholz this week, we've got them posted here on Ashoka.org for your perusal!

They are all part of the Women | Tools | Technology competition, so make sure to read the entries and cast your vote to decide the winners!